IW 2008

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Ref:      ۱۴۴/M/348

Date:    ۲۰ February 2008


A Celebration of Iranian Women –

International Women’s day 08/03/08


Frontline Club – ۱۳ Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ

Paddington Underground Station


Time: 14:30 – ۱۷:۰۰

Date: Saturday 8 March 2008

The event is free


Watch it LIVE on E2 (US and Canada)







On March 8th 2008, International Women’s Day, Association des Chercheurs Iraniens (ACI) will launch a year long programme of celebrations to honour the courage and achievements of Iranian women under oppression.


Faced with social and legal discrimination, as well as cultural barriers, Iranian women have found creative and inspirational ways of working towards gaining equal social and political rights. And remarkably, despite facing extreme, many times violent, opposition against their demands women have remained at the epicentre of social change.


Without a doubt, international awareness and recognition of their achievements will offer them moral support and relative protection. The focus of ACI’s roundtable is the important role international organisations can play in supporting and empowering grassroots organisations and NGOs in campaigning for equal rights. We invite you to join us and look forward to meeting you on 8 March.


Organisations and individuals participating in the roundtable are:

(in alphabetical order)


Tahirih Danesh – Human Rights Researcher/Documenter
Roya Kashefi –  Human Rights Committee – ACI
Elizabeth Sidney, OBE
National Alliance of Women’s Organisations – NAWO
United Nations Development Fund for Women – UNIFEM UK
Women’s Federation for World Peace – WFWP (General Consultative Status of ECOSOC and DPI Associates with the United Nations)


The proceedings will open with Shirin Razavian, exiled poet and campaigner for free press in Iran, who will recite two of her poems.

ACI is proud to present Shirin a 17-year-old Iranian-British singer who will perform her song ‘Nothing can change’ which she has written in honour of International Women’s Day inspired by women and their struggles all over the world, especially Iran. The message of her song is one of women coming together to strive for equality and an end to the violence and suffering that affects not only women but in fact everyone on the planet.

 ACI is also happy to welcome Divine Divas to its celebration on 8 March 2008. ‘Divine Divas’ are an ensemble of talented musicians dedicated to promoting songs for and by women who have been brought together from various corners of the planet to share a new song with a positive message to mark IWD ’08. ‘Women Awake!’ celebrates the role both men and women can play in establishing a new culture of equality essential for our survival.

please email

IWD2008 [at] aciiran [dot] com

to reserve your seat as space is limited



Location: Frontline Club – ۱۳ Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ

Paddington Underground Station


Time: 14:30 – ۱۷:۰۰

Date: Saturday 8 March 2008


Further information

Contact:          Roya Kashefi

Email:              rkashefi [at] aciiran [dot] com

Mobile:           +۴۴ (۰) ۷۹۶۰ ۹۴۵ ۹۷۰

Landline:       +۴۴ (۰) ۲۰ ۷۳۲۸ ۸۴۱۵

Related Events – Call for Papers

“Violence Against Women isn’t only Physical”

۲۵ – ۲۶ November 2008


A look at Human Rights Situation in Iran 1979 – 2008

۱۰ December 2008 London